================================================================ KVM Forum 2017: Call For Participation October 25-27, 2017 - Hilton Prague - Prague, Czech Republic
(All submissions must be received before midnight June 15, 2017) =================================================================
KVM Forum is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for developers and users to meet, discuss the state of Linux virtualization technology, and plan for the challenges ahead. We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking proposal for KVM Forum 2017.
At this highly technical conference, developers driving innovation in the KVM virtualization stack (Linux, KVM, QEMU, libvirt) can meet users who depend on KVM as part of their offerings, or to power their data centers and clouds.
KVM Forum will include sessions on the state of the KVM virtualization stack, planning for the future, and many opportunities for attendees to collaborate. As we celebrate ten years of KVM development in the Linux kernel, KVM continues to be a critical part of the FOSS cloud infrastructure.
This year, KVM Forum is joining Open Source Summit in Prague, Czech Republic. Selected talks from KVM Forum will be presented on Wednesday October 25 to the full audience of the Open Source Summit. Also, attendees of KVM Forum will have access to all of the talks from Open Source Summit on Wednesday.
Suggested topics: * Scaling, latency optimizations, performance tuning, real-time guests * Hardening and security * New features * Testing
KVM and the Linux kernel: * Nested virtualization * Resource management (CPU, I/O, memory) and scheduling * VFIO: IOMMU, SR-IOV, virtual GPU, etc. * Networking: Open vSwitch, XDP, etc. * virtio and vhost * Architecture ports and new processor features
QEMU: * Management interfaces: QOM and QMP * New devices, new boards, new architectures * Graphics, desktop virtualization and virtual GPU * New storage features * High availability, live migration and fault tolerance * Emulation and TCG * Firmware: ACPI, UEFI, coreboot, U-Boot, etc.
Management and infrastructure * Managing KVM: Libvirt, OpenStack, oVirt, etc. * Storage: Ceph, Gluster, SPDK, etc.r * Network Function Virtualization: DPDK, OPNFV, OVN, etc. * Provisioning
=============== SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL =============== Abstracts due: June 15, 2017
Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation proposal. Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes. Also include the proposal type -- one of: - technical talk - end-user talk
Submit your proposal here: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp Please only use the categories "presentation" and "panel discussion"
You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation proposal was accepted by August 10, 2017.
Speakers will receive a complimentary pass for the event. In the instance that case your submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a proposal will receive a complimentary event pass. For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass.
A good technical talk should not just report on what has happened over the last year; it should present a concrete problem and how it impacts the user and/or developer community. Whenever applicable, focus on work that needs to be done, difficulties that haven't yet been solved, and on decisions that other developers should be aware of. Summarizing recent developments is okay but it should not be more than a small portion of the overall talk.
One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how people actually use our software. We will reserve a few slots for end users talking about their deployment challenges and achievements.
If you are using KVM in production you are encouraged submit a speaking proposal. Simply mark it as an end-user talk. As an end user, this is a unique opportunity to get your input to developers.
HANDS-ON / BOF SESSIONS
We will reserve some time for people to get together and discuss strategic decisions as well as other topics that are best solved within smaller groups.
These sessions will be announced during the event. If you are interested in organizing such a session, please add it to the list at
Let people you think who might be interested know about your BOF, and encourage them to add their names to the wiki page as well. Please try to add your ideas to the list before KVM Forum starts.
If you are proposing a panel discussion, please make sure that you list all of your potential panelists in your the abstract. We will request full biographies if a panel is accepted.
=============== HOTEL / TRAVEL ===============
This year's event will take place at the Hilton Prague. For information on discounted room rates for conference attendees and on other hotels close to the conference, please visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kvm-forum/attend/hotel-travel.
=============== IMPORTANT DATES =============== Submission deadline: June 15, 2017 Notification: August 10, 2017 Schedule announced: August 17, 2017 Event dates: October 25-27, 2017
Thank you for your interest in KVM. We're looking forward to your submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2017 in October!
-your KVM Forum 2017 Program Committee
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